Saturday, September 23, 2006

Some Interesting on Science……

Men, in India and elsewhere around the world, have largely dominated the world of science and mathematics. But is this due to nature or nurture? Is there something biological that predisposes men to science and drives women away from it?

There is a growing body of research that proves otherwise. Societal values have long been forcibly imposed on female scientists, mathematicians and engineers, forcing them into second place. Despite subtle and overt expressions of oppression, however, there have been women who have excelled and become leaders in these fields.
Unfortunately, their contributions are often not given the recognition they deserve.

Everyone has heard of Einstein, but how many have heard of Emmy Noether, the mathematician whose work was invaluable to him, and whom he described as the greatest mathematical genius of all time? Many people attribute the discovery of the planet Uranus to William Herschel; yet few know that his sister toiled beside him, completed all the complicated mathematical calculations and countless minutiae that helped him in his research.

It would be impossible to chronicle the lives and contributions of the many women whose names are not as famous as they should be. Many died before their contributions were recognized, and thus their lives were not well documented. Let we explore the world of women scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians, and some females who made vital contributions to their fields in coming days.


Nirek said...

Not a bad idea Jeevan! Earth2050 has some time and space to laud thos great brains efforts!
Go ahead

Gaurav Jain said...

Thanks for bringing up this topic. In fact, behind every 'famous person' I think there's at least one women's hand involved, whom nobody has even heard of.

Hey Jeevan, I'd love to be a contributor to this space. Is that possible?

Jeevan said...

Gaurav - why not! feel free to contact Gost Particle : and join in this journey. so u can post here like me:)